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06.30.2009  /  

SlideShare Storytelling Winners Announced Today!

Today the winners were announced for SlideShare’s “Tell a Story” contest. The contest was sponsored by Fuze Meeting and the top winner won $5,000! Drunkenomics won the $5,000 grand prize: Our very own Alex Varanese won for best design: Best story telling goes to Lubomir Panayotov: Most popular went to Denise Caron: Best use of […] Continue Reading

Design / Event / Tips / Video



06.26.2009  /  

Judging Books by Their Covers

Ready for a quick design lesson? Click on the picture to go to Joseph Sullivan’s list of Favorite Book Covers for 2008. (That one’s my favorite, by the way.) Now, imagine you wrote a book this year. And your book just entered the market, along with the 172,000 other books published in the U.S. that […] Continue Reading

Business / Design


06.25.2009  /  

And the Winner is…

We asked you to complete a survey about our blog. And a whopping 469 of you did! Thank you, thank you, thank you! This morning, we compiled all the names… and chose a winner… Congratulations, Trevor Cuss! We’ll be e-mailing you with all the details. Thanks again to everyone who completed the survey–it’s a great […] Continue Reading

Diary / Event / News


06.24.2009  /  

Last Day to Enter to Win Workshop

Just a quick reminder, today is the last day to complete our survey for a chance to win a workshop! And if you’re holding back because of travel costs, we’d like to remind you our workshops are also available via webinar! So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and complete our survey, and we’ll […] Continue Reading

Event / News / Question


06.19.2009  /  

You Could Win a Workshop!

In order to make our blog the best it can be, we’d love to know a little more about who makes up our community. We’re too proud to beg for this information, but we’re not too proud to bribe! Take a few minutes to fill out our survey (less than 10 questions long!) and you’ll […] Continue Reading

News / Question


06.16.2009  /  

An Interview with Daniel Pink

What a thrill it was to have Daniel Pink (Author of A Whole New Mind) on the line and ask him a quick question about his creative process on Johnny Bunko. It’s very similar to writing a screenplay or developing a presentation. His passion at the end is lovely. Hope you enjoy. He has a […] Continue Reading

Book Reviews / Business / Interview


06.15.2009  /  

Today’s the Last Day to Submit Stories to the Slideshare Contest

The $5,000 bounty prize motivated Alex and Ryan to submit their entries to Slideshare for their story contest. Super Cool Dudes 10 Business Lessons Learned Continue Reading

Business / Delivery / Design / Tips


06.12.2009  /  

Upbringing Plays a Key Role in How We Behave at Work

I read Sylvia Lafair’s book Don’t Bring It to Work while I was on vacation. She was a family counselor for years and then was brought into corporate America to help resolve team conflicts. Her premise is that we play similar roles at work that we played as a child in our family dynamic. There […] Continue Reading

Book Reviews / Business / Delivery / Message / Video


06.11.2009  /  

Medical Communicators Tell Stories Too

Betsy Palay is the President of the Association of Medical Illustrators. She’s been a friend of Duarte’s for a few years. We connected around the concepts of making the complex simple. What could be more complex that showing how invisible things happen in our human bodies. Here are her insights into changes that have happened […] Continue Reading

Business / Design / Interview / Technology